Sweet cherry pie filling combined with luscious dark chocolate cake mix, all topped with a decadent Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Who could ask for more?
I had this idea in my head for a while to combine cherry pie filling and brownie mix for a decadent chocolate cherry bar. Well after two epic fails, I opted to scrap the brownie idea and go for this amazing Chocolate Cherry Cake. It’s sweet, rich, moist and creamy smooth. It’s a perfect indulgence when your sweet tooth is calling for chocolate!
The recipe is just four ingredients – dark chocolate cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling, one egg and a cup of water. I decided if I was going to go all out, I was going to GO. ALL. OUT. Enter this velvety chocolate cream cheese frosting. I could seriously eat this stuff with a spoon, spread it on toast or any other crazy obsessive thing one does with a really amazing chocolate spread like this.
Be careful, it’s dangerous. And you probably won’t want to share.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
Beat chocolate cake mix, egg and water in a large mixing bowl, on medium speed for about 1 minute. Gently fold in cherry pie filling.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth, about a minute. Slowly add sifted powdered sugar, salt and cocoa, then beat on high for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
Spread immediately on the cooled cake. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.